100+ Cockatubes for bushfire recovery project update
Landcare SJ has checked in with the recipients of the 100+ Cockatubes to support habitat recovery for the Glossy Black Cockatoo after last summers devastating bushfires. COVID-19 has slowed progress of installation during 2020, with Queensland and Victorian recipients holding off on installation, but working towards placement and monitoring plans. Some Cockatubes have been installed on Kangaroo Island, but much of 2020 has been dedicated to an audit of wildlife and vegetation impacts.
In other news, distribution of Certificates of Appreciation for sponsors of the project have been completed. Below is the presentation by Landcare SJ Executive Officer, Francis Smit to Vinidex Regional Sales Manager, Adam Drake-Brockman (middle) and Stephen Rowan, WA Territory Manager (right). Both were excited to hear about the latest developments and successes of the Cockatube project. Vinidex Australia donated 20 six metre lengths of pipe for the Glossy Black Cockatoo recovery project.
Also pictured is Alan Elliott, Landcare SJ Board member and designer of the Cockatube, presenting to Midstream Hardware owner Tim Ellery (centre) and Trev Johnson. Midstream Hardware coordinated the donations of hardware requirements. In his own time and vehicle, Trev drove all over Perth to collect screws, chain and bolts from the different suppliers who supported for the project. Landcare SJ appreciates the efforts and contributions from all suppliers, construction volunteers, and the ADF for arranging delivery to the east coast.